IDing mystery plants?

IDing mystery plants?

Hello everyone! I've always loved the beauty of nature, but am just now getting into the action myself. We've got a couple of mystery plants growing in the yard (I wonder how many poison ivy posts began with that, lol), and was wondering if any of you keen eyes might spare a second to help identify them for ol' brown thumbs here. :) Any help is appreciated. 01) My grandmother is convinced this is a weed. Originally I was hoping for a plant, but she's swaying me to her side. Looks kind of interesting, either way. Photobucket 02) We've got a few of these. Probably 10" tall, 6" wide. A day after I took this shot, the head began blooming into tiny, blue flowers. Photobucket Thanks for looking!
Terrace update

Terrace update

Some Pictures

Some Pictures

Help…

Help…

Bee balm!

Bee balm!

I do love growing stuff….and I’m always looking for advice

I do love growing stuff….and I’m always looking for advice

6:30am taking pictures of the garden.

6:30am taking pictures of the garden.